Wayne Strickland

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Alibaba is planning to offer 500 million new ordinary shares as a part of its global offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange, and will use the ticker, “9988.”Why it matters: The company’s 2014 debut on the New York Stock Exchange was the largest global initial public offering (IPO) yet.Alibaba’s secondary listing on the Hong Kong exchange will open the opportunity for users and stakeholders within its ecosystem across Asia to invest and participate in its growth.Alibaba is aiming to raise $13 billion through the listing, people with knowledge of the matter told TechNode.The offering will help the company to tap into capital pools in Asia and create a nearly round-the-clock market for global investors to trade Alibaba shares.“As we celebrated Alibaba’s 20th anniversary in September, we shared our strategic goals for the next five years: serve global consumers, of which more than 1 billion will be Chinese consumers, and facilitate more than RMB 10 trillion of consumption on our platforms.
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Facebook is sponsoring an event at which US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is speaking.Facebook employees previously protested after a senior executive supported Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearings, and the sponsorship risks inflaming internal tensions.Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct, which he denies.Activists are now targeting Facebook employees with ads about the sponsorship to try and get them to challenge it.Facebook says the sponsorship is part of its long-running support for political groups on both sides of the aisle.Facebook is sponsoring an event at which US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is speaking — a move that risks employee unrest, and that has sparked immediate protests from activist groups.
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Learning how to manage your money correctly is a necessary step towards financial freedom.However, we always seem to forget about online subscription services that go unused.Perhaps you haven’t watched Netflix or forgot to cancel a one-month free trial; if you have these services set to autopay, you’ll end up wasting money on them each month.Who has the time to hunt down every payment or fee that gets charged to them monthly?This is hassle enough for a single bank account, but it’s nearly impossible to do if you manage multiple accounts manually.If you want a refined way to track and manage your finances, you can download Truebill for free and start lowering your monthly payments today.
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The launch of Google Stadia is right around the corner, and Google will be launching the service with little in the way of competition.At the moment, Sony is really the only major player in the streaming space with its PlayStation Now service, but Stadia certainly sounds much more ambitious.Over the past several months, Google has trickle released information about Stadia and what users can expect, and now that we’re just about a week out from release, I can confidently say that Stadia is not the service for me (at least not at the start).Will Google just let it flounder for a few years before it either kills the service entirely or rebrands it into something new and tries again?When you add in things like the Stadia controller’s limited wireless functionality at launch, it just seems like Stadia is being rushed to market before all of the pieces are in place.Again, I don’t think that’s what your potential customers should be thinking when you’re acting as a trailblazer in a space that’s still very young – they should be chomping at the bit to try out what you have to offer, and as more has come out about Stadia and its limitations at launch, that anticipation has certainly died down for me.
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The Spice Girls star did not seem impressed when she shared a photo of the new advert on Instagram.HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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They have a tasteful black matte finish with silver details that look very dapper and businesslike.The earcups fold up for easy storage and they come with their own carrying case.Swiping forward or backward skips songs, tapping engages play/pause, and swiping up or down controls volume.The physical buttons include the Bluetooth toggle, a switch that cycles through noise-canceling settings, and another that rotates through a set of Dolby Pro Logic (DSP) modes.Thankfully, there’s a 3.5mm audio jack if you wish to listen to music wired.Calling its noise-canceling technology NoiseGard, the PXC 550 have three levels of noise suppression (off, light, and heavy) and can smartly adapt to the level of noise in your surroundings.
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A European startup has sent a dozen bottles of Bordeaux to the International Space Station (ISS) to age for a year.Yes, humanity really has reached this point.The Luxembourg company, Space Cargo Unlimited, specialises in testing how the space environment impacts on materials used on Earth.The wine was launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility over the weekend.The aim of the experiment is to test how wine is impacted by microgravity in a space-based environment.A control batch of the same wine will also be aged on earth over a year-long period.
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A digitally recreated version of iconic actor James Dean — who died in a car crash in 1955 — will star in an upcoming Vietnam War movie called Finding Jack, the filmmakers behind it have revealed.Permission to use Dean’s likeness was given by his family, paving the way for the latest example of using CGI for works that posthumously cast cultural icons and celebrities.News of the movie plans was recently detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, which describes Finding Jack as an action war movie from Magic City Films.The production house is owned by Tati Golykh and Anton Ernst, the duo who will be directing the movie.South African and Canadian VFX companies MOI Worldwide and Imagine Engine have been tapped to digitally recreate James Dean for the movie.The CGI version of the actor is promised to be ‘realistic,’ though no examples of the work have been published at this time.
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27-year-old 'fessed up to 8 offencesExclusive A man has pleaded guilty to hacking low-cost airline Jet2, including an attempt to compromise the CEO's email account.Scott Burns, of 37 Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, had been charged with eight crimes under the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) 1990.The 27-year-old, formerly an IT project manager working for Blue Chip Data Systems, targeted the systems of Dart Group plc, the holding company that owns Jet2, travel agency Jet2holidays and logistics business Fowler Welch Coolchain.During a three-week spree in January 2018, Burns accessed the inbox of Dart Group CEO Steve Heapy from various IP addresses resolving to companies including Servatech Ltd as well as "a Plusnet account in the name of Neil Leslie".Investigators were able to trace that illegal access back to a named desktop computer, with Burns having used two specific accounts to "secure unauthorised access to the computer hosting the domain of Dart Group… from a remote work station".
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It seems like there’s a new data breach every month, and as hackers ramp up their efforts to steal our private info, it’s only natural to feel afraid.What can you do to fight back?Oddly enough, the best way to prevent cybersecurity attacks is by fighting fire with fire.As an ethical hacker, you can make a living by exploiting cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and this $39 bundle will show you how.The A to Z Cyber Security & IT Certification Training Bundle contains 12 comprehensive courses on how to pinpoint weaknesses and suggesting improvements in network systems.If you’re new to cybersecurity and IT in general, the first course to tackle is The Complete Ethical Hacking Certification Course, which will introduce you to the countless threats and tools hackers around the world employ.
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As we reach the halfway point of Strictly Come Dancing, Will Bayley has to bow out, we go over which couples are most likely to end up in the final, Mariah Carey’s infamous single All I Want For Christmas turns 25, and Emma Thompson tries to get a waiter re-hired after an embarrassing selfie blunder.HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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in The uk informationsmyndighetens the decision whether to impose a fine on Facebook, was taken last year.It was a question of The management of at least one million of british citizens ' personal data, which shall be collected by the Cambridge Analytica, and are used for political purposes.According to Sky News, is ongoing the investigation is still continuing.the authority shall, in Facebook does not recognise that the man is guilty of any crime, despite the fact that the company has agreed to pay the fines.
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Blade has raised $33 million in venture capital as the Paris-based company continues to expand its Shadow cloud gaming service.Founded four years ago, the Paris-based startup created Shadow to allow games to be played and streamed across any computer, tablet or TV.To begin accelerating that growth, the company announced new monthly pricing plans that more than cut the basic subscription in half to $14.50.Blade introduced the service in the U.S. last year, and opened an office in Mountain View.It has also raised money from Charter Communications.While the concept of cloud gaming has been around for some time, the arrival of edge computing and 5G networks are driving a new round of hype as carriers believe it’s the kind of service that could entice greater use of these hyper-fast networks.
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A new space race is forming globally, energized by venture capital and the hype around companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.The privately-funded space industry is still in its infancy, but there has been an explosion of startups and investors in the sector, and the fever has, in the last few years, spread to Europe.The development of SpaceTech startups will be crucial to the advancement of services we have come to rely on in our daily lives, be it navigation, delivery services or more.For the past ten years, the SpaceTech sector has seen over $9 billion invested in it, roughly 60% of the space industry’s investments.This is in part because the ‘delivery’ mechanisms (basically, rockets) are now delivering enough capacity to meet demand.So what you put up in the sky and what you ‘get out of the sky’ is now the new focus of the industry.
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If your Nintendo Switch seems like it won't charge, you might just need to wait — a fully drained console won't even turn on for several minutes after you plug it in.A Nintendo Switch console's battery lasts between three and six hours on average, and takes about three and a half hours to fully charge.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.As a mobile device, the Switch is lacking when it comes to lasting power.The company claims you can use the console in handheld orientation for up to six hours, but most games are so resource intensive that you won't reach that point.Here's how to troubleshoot Switch charging issues.
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The home security market just got a scooch bigger with the impending arrival of Arlo's video doorbell next year.The video doorbell is Arlo's first in the UK and it boasts a number of snazzy features although we have no idea what the accompanying price tag is, as pre-orders don't go live until 2020.For comparison, Ring's basic video doorbell comes in at £89 and shares many of the same basic features.Here's what the Arlo video doorbell has to offer:Optimised front entry view: industry-leading vertical and 180-degree diagonal field of view, meaning people and packages can be viewed in their entirety, leaving no important detail unseen.High-resolution live video and personalised alerts: differentiate between packages, people, vehicles and animals straight from your phone the moment they are detected.
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Google’s senior VP of hardware, Rick Osterloh, talked about sustainability on the stage last night at the Pixel event.While it’s nice to see the company talking about making their products green, it seems to be finding it hard to ‘sustain’ projects they start.In its latest product killing, the search giant has slaughtered the Daydream VR.The company confirmed to VentureBeat the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL don’t support the VR project.Notably, the company didn’t include Daydream support in its budget Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL as well.In a statement provided to VentureBeat, Google said over the time it noticed clear limitations of the smartphone VR platform for a long-term solution:
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Archaeologists in Cambodia have used jungle-penetrating laser to confirm the location and layout of an ancient capital city associated with the early stages of the Khmer Empire.Researchers from the French Institute of Asian Studies and APSARA, Cambodia’s management authority for Angkor Archaeological Park, have used LIDAR to pinpoint the exact location of Mahendraparvata – an early Angkorian city and one of the first capital cities associated with the Khmer Empire.The ancient city, which dates back to the 8th and 9th century CE, was spotted in the dense jungles of Cambodia’s Phnom Kulen mountains.Inscriptions and other archaeological evidence had pointed to the Phnom Kulen mountain as the likely location of Mahendraparvata, but scientists were only able to uncover small and apparently isolated shrines.The city remained largely undetected owing to dense vegetation growing at the site, and because of the presence of Khmer Rouge guerillas who stayed in the area until the 1990s; the jungle remains littered with landmines and unexploded ordnance, making it an unsafe space for archaeologists.These laser scans produced high-resolution 3D maps of the forest floor pointing to the presence of previously undetected archaeological features, which were then explored and confirmed by archaeologists working on the ground.
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We're going to give this another try.NASA wisely scrubbed what was supposed to be the first all-female spacewalk in March after a spacesuit sizing problem meant the right suits weren't available for the endeavor.Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will now get a chance to make history as early as Thursday.Koch and Meir are scheduled to step outside the International Space Station at 4:50 a.m. PT on Oct. 17, but there's a chance the spacewalk may get pushed to Friday.The space agency will broadcast the spacewalk on NASA TV with coverage starting at 3:30 a.m. PT.Koch was one of the astronauts scheduled for the original all-female spacewalk.
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Huawei unveiled its new wearable, the Huawei Watch GT 2, alongside the Mate 30 a few weeks back.While we don't have any dates for the Mate 30, the Huawei Watch GT 2 goes on sale in the UAE on October 22.The Watch GT 2 46mm will be available in three models and pricing is set at AED 849 for Sports, AED 949 for Classic and AED 1149 for Elite.Huawei hasn't set the pricing for the 42mm model.The Huawei Watch GT 2 is the successor to the Watch GT.It has enhanced fitness tracking features over the original, and improved health features in the shape of sleep tracking and heart rate monitoring.
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PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University researchers have developed a novel way to identify previously unrecognized antibiotic-resistance genes in bacteria.By employing machine learning and game theory, the researchers were able to determine with 93 to 99 percent accuracy the presence of antibiotic-resistant genes in three different types of bacteria.The researchers, including graduate student Abu Sayed Chowdhury and Professor Shira Broschat in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Douglas Call in the Paul Allen School of Global Animal Health, report on their work in the high-profile journal, Scientific Reports.Every year, millions of people in the U.S. are infected with drug-resistant pathogens, and thousands of people die from pneumonia or bloodstream infections that become impossible to treat.In recent years, researchers have been working to make use of genome sequencing to identify antibiotic-resistant genes, looking for similar sequences of genes in public databases.This works for identifying well-known antibiotic-resistant genes, but doesn't hold up with new or unusual genes.
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In a leaked transcript published by The Verge, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed his thoughts on brain-computer interfaces and their potential integration with Facebook’s VR and AR products.During meetings in July, Facebook employees posed a question to Zuckerberg about Elon Musk’s startup Neuralink and how Facebook might integrate similar technology.“I think as part of AR and VR, we’ll end up having hand interfaces, we’ll end up having voice, and I think we’ll have a little bit of just direct brain … But we’re going for the non-invasive approach, and, actually, it’s kind of exciting how much progress we’re making.”Musk’s Neuralink appears to be an invasive form of brain interface, meaning it involves surgery or implants, whereas Zuckerberg made it clear Facebook is focusing on non-invasive technology.He joked about the potential headlines if they focused on the former.We’re more focused on — I think completely focused on non-invasive.
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When activated, items like your photo library and apps will sync on your iPhone, iPad, and Macbook laptop whenever you're connected to the internet.The feature is also used for Apple Pay and backups.Check out the products mentioned in this article:iPad (From $329.99 at Best Buy)How to change the iCloud account on your iPadSign out of your current iCloud account
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Good day, and welcome to a new edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s culture news roundup.This week there’s a lot of attention being paid to the upcoming release of The Joker, but a few other noteworthy bits have happened as well.For one, Will Smith is on TikTok now.Well, read on to find out.Not a week after fellow celeb Reese Witherspoon got on the app, the Fresh Prince has officially joined TikTok.In his first post, the multi-hyphenate appears on a young man’s phone, only to be plucked from the screen and dropped into the room with him.
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The NYPD will be increasing police presence at movie theaters showing director Todd Phillips’ new Joker movie, including undercover officers at screenings.Deadline reports that the NYPD’s Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison ordered officers to station themselves outside of New York City theaters showing the DC Comics movie starring Joaquin Phoenix.Along with a visible police presence, the NYPD also plans to send a separate contingent of undercover officers.“If something happens inside one of the screenings, we intend to be able to pacify the situation quickly and conclusively,” a police source told Deadline.The LAPD also released a statement to Deadline last week, saying they too plan to be visible at movie theaters the weekend of the movie’s release.Phillip’s Joker looks at the backstory of one of the most famous villains in pop culture, attributing the character’s loner lifestyle and need to be liked to his eventual transformation into the Joker audiences have come to know.
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It's no secret that Intel has been playing catch-up with AMD over the last few months as Team Red pulled ahead with Ryzen 3rd Generation – Team Blue has itself admitted this.But, some leaked benchmarks of Intel's next high-end desktop (HEDT) platform suggest it will fall behind AMD's mainstream platform.This is all according to a leaked GeekBench 4 entry spotted by the folks over at Wccftech.In these results, the Intel Core i9-10920X scores a multi-core result of 44,046, compared to the 44,160 scored by the Ryzen 9 3900X in our review.If this leaked benchmark reflects reality, it won't look too good for Intel when Cascade Lake-X launches later this year.There's a whole world of PC components out there
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Following launches in Miami and Washington, DC, Ford and its self-driving car partner, Argo AI, are packing up and opening shop in Austin, Texas.The automaker said on Wednesday it will expand to the Lone Star state, marking its third autonomous vehicle test market.Ford had plenty of reasons to choose Austin over numerous other cities, chief among them the fact Austin is projected to undergo a population influx in the decades to come.According to the US Census Bureau, Austin is the fastest growing metro area in the country.By 2040, personal vehicle use could double on local streets.With a growing population, local officials are preparing to handle infrastructure challenges.
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Remember when cars with built-in rear seat entertainment were the coolest?Or when Mom or Dad would flip down the screen from the roof of the minivan and play a DVD?Kids in the near future are about to have way more at their disposal.Porsche on Monday shared its latest virtual reality technology and the various experiences it can present for passengers.Those riding along in a Porsche equipped with the technology from startup Holoride can choose from 2D or 3D experiences, and for the programs in VR, sensors mimic the car's movements.For example, if the driver turns left, those immersed in the VR program will see their experience shift left to follow suit with the car's motions.
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As Bloomberg reports, five years ago, the so-called ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ ruling forced the company to delete links to personal information on request.Now, five years later, Google will once again face another major privacy decision.This time it will be made by the EU Supreme Court.Also Read: Google Assistant Will No Longer Listen To Your Conversations Without Your ConsentThe European Court of Justice will rule on the follow-up dispute on Tuesday.It will decide whether the ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ should be applied globally and defined the boundary between privacy and freedom of speech.
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